New Pathway – Ukrainian News.
On January 27, Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) announced the establishment of a Humanitarian Relief Committee in preparation of a humanitarian crisis ensuing from further Russian invasion of Ukraine. The committee aims to coordinate provision of humanitarian assistance, reduce duplication of effort, increase efficiency and ensure aid efforts have the most effective impact for affected Ukrainians.
On February 21, the Ukrainian Women’s Organization National (UWOC) and its Toronto Branch presented UCC and CUF with a $7,000 donation for the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. The $7,000 donation consists of $5,000 from UWOC National and, $2,000 from the UWOC Toronto Branch.
“We are most grateful to the UWOC for their contribution to this important campaign,” stated Orest Sklierenko, President of CUF.
“The members of the UWOC are carrying on the tradition of their founders who were instrumental in providing essential aid and relief to Ukrainian refugees during World War II,” stated Alexandra Chyczij, President of UCC National.
The UHA will provide humanitarian assistance quickly and efficiently to those in need in Ukraine, working with the Ukrainian Canadian community across Canada.
“Efforts will be focused on the provision of humanitarian assistance in the form of medical care, emergency shelter and food security to displaced persons,” stated Orest Sklierenko, President and CEO of the Canada Ukraine Foundation.
The Ukrainian Women’s Organization of Canada, an affiliate of the Ukrainian National Federation of Canada, supports the democratic, economic, and social development of a free and independent Ukraine. The organization was founded in 1930 by groups of young women affiliated with the Ukrainian War Veterans’ Association.